Exclusive Hour-Long Interviews Air Nationally on AXS May 23 and May 29
The AXS hit show “THE BIG INTERVIEW" with Dan Rather features some of the biggest names in country music with upcoming episodes airing Tuesday May 23 and Monday May 29. Interviews include Tanya Tucker, Charlie Daniels and Big & Rich. Don’t miss as the country stars sit down for an hour-long interview with host, Dan Rather, to discuss and relive some of their biggest career defining moments, “THE BIG INTERVIEW" airs nationally and features thought-provoking, in-depth interviews with some of the most talented artists from across the entertainment industry. Fans can find future airings and purchase episodes in-fullHERE.
“THE BIG INTERVIEW” Tune-in:
May 23 at 10:30am ET - Tanya Tucker
May 29 at 9:30am ET - Charlie Daniels
May 29 at 10:30am ET - Big & RIch
Groundbreaking country music icon, Tanya Tucker, joins Dan Rather on “THE BIG INTERVIEW” Tuesday May 23 at 10:30am ET. During the intimate hour-long discussion, the beloved singer, songwriter, and former child star opens up about her battle with depression, overcoming a disfiguring chemical peel in 2008, and how her faith has helped her heal.
Charlie Daniels sits down with Rather for an intimate and in-depth interview at Daniels’ recording studio in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, airing May 29 at 9:30am ET. In the candid discussion, Daniels opens up about his youth in the Civil Rights Era south, breaking into the competitive Nashville scene, his signature hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” life on the road and more.
Beloved country stars John Rich and Big Kenny—better known as the smash hit duo Big & Rich—rock “THE BIG INTERVIEW,” airing May 29 at 10:30am ET. During the candid hour-long sit-down, the award-winning twosome opens up about the trials and tribulations of creating their own label, their musical influences, the creation of the MuzikMafia and how to determine what qualifies as real country music.
About Tanya Tucker:
In 1974, Rolling Stone ran a cover story on Tanya Tucker with the headline that said “You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” Truer words have never been spoken. The country music icon's sultry voice and vivacious stage presence makes her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in the country music genre. Tanya’s reign includes 23 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, 10 of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Along the way, she has provided some of the biggest country music hits of each decade, including, "Delta Dawn," "Soon," “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” “It’s a Little Too Late,” "Trouble" and “Texas (When I Die),” just to name a few. Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards. In August 2016, the Academy of Country Music honored Tucker with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award during the 10th Annual ACM Honors™. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections and digital downloads have topped 25 million records worldwide. For more information, visit TanyaTucker.com.
About Charlie Daniels:
With a career spanning nearly 60 years and exceeding 20 million in sales worldwide Charlie Daniels is the quintessential Southerner with a healthy dose of Wild West Cowboy. For decades, he has connected with his millions of fans in the varying genres of music that reflect his steadfast refusal to label his music as anything other than the "Charlie Daniels Band" sound — music that is now sung around the fire at 4-H Club and scout camps, helped elect an American President, and been popularized on a variety of radio formats. Having celebrated multiple GRAMMY® Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, BMI Awards, GMA Dove Awards, CCMA Awards, his list of accolades is broad; the latest being the newest inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Several of his albums have been RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum® and he has achieved a platinum-selling single in his iconic fiddle-ridden hit, "Devil Went Down To Georgia." An outspoken American Patriot and strong supporter of the U.S. Military, Daniels' talked-about Volunteer Jam concerts are world-famous musical extravaganzas featuring artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama and others, all on one stage for one purpose – to raise funds for our U.S. Military. Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in 2016 raised funds for The Journey Home Project, a non-profit veterans assistance organization which he co-founded. For more information on Charlie Daniels, please visit CharlieDaniels.com.
About Big & Rich:
Big & Rich is comprised of Big Kenny and NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” winner John Rich. The multi-platinum hit duo have garnered multiple Grammy, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations. Their previous release, Gravity helped propel them to new heights, producing three back-to-back smash hit singles with “Look at You,” “Run Away With You,” and “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw. The country superstars’ first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, includes their hit infectious single, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Other hits include “Comin’ to Your City,” “8th of November” and their No. 1 hit, “Lost in this Moment.” Meanwhile, “Comin’ to Your City” is nearing a decade as the theme song for ESPN’s “College GameDay. For more information, visitBigandRich.com.
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